News 4: Flying can be low risk if passengers avoid one temptation

Dr. Anthony Hartzler, General and Hospital Medicine, commented to News 4 San Antonio regarding the importance of mask wearing when flying, when 6-foot distancing is not being maintained, as even a sophisticated ventilation system may not prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you take off your mask; Dr. Hartzler emphasized that COVID is primarily transmitted by large droplets that would travel more or less directly from someone over a very short space.

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